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Planning Advisory Commission

The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Department with regard to:

  • A comprehensive plan or parts thereof for the development and redevelopment of Columbus;
  • Regulations for the subdivision of land and amendments thereto; and
  • Other such matters as may be required by ordinance.

PAC has no legislative powers but is appointed by the Columbus City Council to listen to the concerns of citizens and developers, evaluate recommendations made by the planning staff and make recommendations to Council.

Application Process

Applications to appear before the Planning Advisory Commission must be submitted to the Planning Department no later than 5:00 PM on the applicable application deadline date (view Application Deadline dates). Required signs must be posted at the time of application submission. A site plan is required with all applications for all high-density residential and commercial zoning requests. No applications will be accepted unless the applicant submits all pertinent information and required signs are posted.

The applicant or his appointed representative must be present at the Planning Advisory Commission meeting and at the public hearing held by the Columbus City Council. The applicant will be notified regarding the date and time of the public hearing held by Council.

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Fees and Application Information »

Meeting Archive

Listed below are links to PAC meeting summaries from past years.

2012 Archive
2011 Archive
2010 Archive
2009 Archive
2008 Archive
2007 Archive

Members

The commission consists of nine members appointed by the Columbus City Council. The current commission members are:

Contact Information

For more information about the Planning Advisory Commission, please contact Rosana Juestel, (706) 225-3934.

Columbus, Georgia Consolidated Government Annex Building

Government Annex Building
2nd Floor
420 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31902

Phone: (706) 653-4421
Fax: (706) 653-4534

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Meetings

The Planning Advisory Commission's meeting schedule, along with application deadlines, is below.

Unless stated otherwise, meetings for the Commission will be held at the time and location below:

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers at the new Citizen's Service Center, 3111 Citizens Way (next to
the MCSD Building off Macon Road)

Application DeadlineMeeting DateAgenda/Staff Report & Minutes & Summary
Dec 3, 2012 Jan 2, 2013CANCELLED
Dec 17, 2012 Jan 16, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Jan 7, 2013 Feb 6, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Jan 22**, 2013 Feb 20, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Feb 4, 2013Mar 6, 2013CANCELLED
Feb 18, 2013 Mar 20, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Meeting Videos
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Mar 18, 2013 Apr 17, 2013Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Apr 1, 2013 May 1, 2013CANCELLED
Apr 15, 2013 May 15, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
May 6, 2013 Jun 5, 2013Agenda | Minutes | Summary
May 20, 2013 Jun 19, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Jun 17, 2013 Jul 17, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Jul 1, 2013 August 7, 2013CANCELLED
Jul 22, 2013 Aug 21, 2013Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Aug 5, 2013 Sep 4, 2013 Agenda | Minutes | Summary
Aug 19, 2013 Sep 18, 2013 Agenda | MinutesSummary
Sep 3**, 2013 Oct 2, 2013CANCELLED
Sep 16, 2013 Oct 16, 2013 Agenda | MinutesSummary
Oct 7, 2013 Nov 6, 2013Agenda  | Minutes | Summary
Oct 21, 2013 Nov 20, 2013 Agenda  | Minutes | Summary
Nov 4, 2013 Dec 4, 2013 Agenda | MinutesSummary
Nov 18, 2013 Dec 18, 2013Agenda | Minutes | Summary

*Applications must be submitted to the Planning Department of the Columbus Consolidated Government before 5:00 p.m. of the deadline date along with all applicable fees. Required signs must be posted at the time of application submission. A site plan is required with all applications for all high-density residential and commercial zoning requests. No applications will be accepted unless the applicant submits all pertinent information and required signs are posted.

** Tuesday dates due to holidays.

The applicant or his appointed representative must be present at the Planning Advisory Commission meeting and at the public hearing held by the City Council. You will be notified regarding the date and time of the public hearing held by the City Council.

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